1891 Elmhurst Mansion in Wheeling, West Virginia (PHOTOS)

1891 Elmhurst Mansion in Wheeling, West Virginia

1228 National Road, Wheeling, West Virginia, United States

Samuel S. Bloch, the founder and president of the Block Brothers Tobacco Company, built this sandstone, Queen Anne Victorian mansion in 1891. In 1942, a second generation of the family established the House of Friendship, a home for aged women, there as a tribute to their mother. Additions and annexes were added subsequently. The large Victorian mansion was christened “Elmhurst” because of the large elm trees which were planted by Mr. Bloch himself. Also located on the estate were several other structures, including a home for the grounds keeper, a small playhouse used by the Bloch children, a well that furnished fresh spring water to the estate, and a bungalow which was chiefly used by Jesse and Harold Bloch to entertain college friends.

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Elmhurst, The House of Friendship | Facebook
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Elmhurst, The House of Friendship | Facebook
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